HISTORY PMSS Summary 1969-1970

Pine Mountain Settlement School
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1937-2000 HISTORY PMSS Summaries
HISTORY PMSS Summary 1969-1970

Swimming Pool and Bath House ; HISTORY PMSS Summary 1969-1970

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HISTORY PMSS Summary 1969-1970

Tags: History PMSS summary 1969-1970, staff, events, concerts, music classes, health clinics, swimming pool, G.E.D. classes, Earth Day activities, camping trips, excursions

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History of the Pine Mountain Settlement School

Staff Members:

Alvin Boggs, Recreation and Community Worker
Boyd Boggs, Maintenance
Matthew Boggs, Night Watchman
Lucile Boggs, Laurel House
Ruth Boggs, Supervisor of Laurel House and Guest House
Asbel Browning, Maintenance
Marianna Conley, Secretary + Bookkeeper after March 30
Vernon Conley, 8th Grade Teacher, Head Teacher, Counsellor
Fern Cornett, Laurel House
Jess Cornett, Maintenance
Alice Harris, Laurel House
Polly Harris, Laurel House
Atossa Kramer, Music Teacher, Part-time
Loren W. Kramer, 5 & 6th Grade Teacher
Gilbert Lewis, Maintenance
Omer Lewis, Maintenance
Sue Lewis, Laurel House
Ethel Middleton, Laurel House
Mildred Mahoney, Kindergarten Teacher
Edna Patterson, Kindergarten Aide
Jess Patterson, Maintenance
Mary Rogers, Volunteer Librarian
Nancy Sather, 3rd & 4th Grade Teacher
Marilynn Van der Vliet, Bookkeeper (Until March 30)
Brit Wilder, Maintenance Supervisor & Farm Manager
Mildred Wilder, Laurel House
Mary Wilson, 1st & 2nd Grade Teacher
Burton Rogers, Director

Traditional Events: Community Fair, Nativity Play, Weekly community folk dance party.


An Ohio church youth camp was at PMSS for its ninth summer.

Youth Self-Help Employment Program, summer sorghum cane/molasses program yielded 130 gallons for sale. PMSS supervised 5 Neighborhood Youth Corps participants.

Settlement Institutions of Appalachia was formed, met at PMSS in September and…

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Roma Howard (daughter of PMSS alumna Evelyn Ayers Howard) presented a vocal concert in the Chapel, before beginning an assignment with the Cologne Opera in Germany.

PMSS was able to provide music classes for the elementary school two days each week, Atossa French Kramer, teacher.

The public health department which has held a weekly clinic at PMSS, this summer held a multiphasic screening examination, including X-rays and electro-cardiograms, for 309 community adults

The outdoor swimming pool was especially popular during a long season, culminating with the upper grades physical education classes using the pool for the first 3 weeks of the new school year.

An adult G.E.D. class, with 15 pupils ranging in age from the 20’s to the 70’s, met at PMSS two nights each week.

April 23, 1970, all PMSS students participated in environmentally appropriate activities, from clean-up to planting daffodils to planting pine seedlings, in celebration of Earth Day.

The eighth grade class had an over-night camping trip to Natural Bridge and Fort Boonesborough State Parks, the Capitol at Frankfort and the airport at Lexington. Fifth and sixth grades visited the radio station, the police station, the fire station and the vocational school at Harlan. Several Boy Scouts camped along the way to Lexington in connection with a meeting at which our Scoutmaster received the Silver Beaver award. Another group explored the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. The Conservation Club had two excursions to Tennessee.

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